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How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?

By |2020-08-06T03:00:58-07:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I still need to live close to my company’s office building? Do I need a larger home with more office space? [...]

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for [...]

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Down Payments, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their [...]

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, [...]

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

By |2020-05-15T13:36:41-07:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership while mortgage rates are low. [...]

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

By |2019-12-03T04:00:18-07:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that [...]

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

By |2019-10-24T03:00:22-07:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how rents have [...]

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

By |2019-09-26T03:00:24-07:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% [...]

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

By |2019-09-19T03:00:40-07:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home and [...]